Medical Unit Closed - Wednesday 22nd September
Staff Training - Afternoon Closure
Please be aware we will be closed for the duration of the afternoon for all services; including the phone lines & Dispensary on from 1:00pm onwards.
If you require urgent medical advice then please call 111 or 999 for emergencies.
If you are aged 65 or over then please call Measham Medical Unit on 01530 270 933 to book an appointment for a flu vaccination.
Patients age 18 - 64 will be notified if they are eligible, when the Medical Unit has been supplied with the appropriate vaccine to cover this age group.
Under 18s who are eligible will be contacted by the Medical Unit in the next 2 months.
NHS Blood Test Tube Shortage
With the international shortage of blood test bottles we will only be booking urgent bloods, such as for patients undergoing chemotherapy at this moment in time. Most other blood test appointments will be booked by the clinicians themselves.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your blood requested by the hospital is urgent or not you will need to refer back to your consultant for clarification.
Currently booked appointments will remain unchanged at the moment but will reviewed at the end of each week.
We are hoping the situation will resolved by 17th September.
For more information please click on the link below.
BBC: NHS Blood Tube Shortage
Dispensary Opening Hours
From Tuesday 31st August our Dispensary will return to opening at 8:00am every weekday.
They will continue to be open throughout the day up until 6:00pm. However, we will be remaining closed on Saturday mornings still for the foreseeable future.
Covid Restriction Update - July 19th
Since March 2020 we have made every attempt to make the Unit as safe as possible for patients and staff. This is something that we remain fully committed to.
From 19th July, nothing will change at the Unit. Staff will continue to wear PPE and patients will be required to wear a mask to enter the building. Continuing to wear masks protects everyone who comes to the Unit, especially the young, elderly and vulnerable.
We have been seeing patients face to face all through the pandemic. Everything starts with a phone call and if a face to face appointment is clinically required then this is arranged by the clinician usually on the same day.
In March 2021; 3616 patients had an appointment, in April 2021 that figure was 3406 and in May 2021; 3846.
In June 2021; 3399 patients had an appointment at the Unit, 774 of those patients had bloods taken. Other appointments included covid vaccinations, children and babies immunisations, dressing of wounds, cervical smears, INR testing, chronic disease reviews and treatment of minor injuries.
Appointments Telephone Line & Test Results
Please be aware that our Appointments Telephone Line 01530 270933 will now open again at 8:30am. Our Emergency & Enquiries Line 01530 270 667 will continue to open at 8:00am.
We also ask that patients who are awaiting blood sample, scan & x-ray results to please call after 2:00pm to avoid the telephone lines from getting too busy during peak times of the day.
Saturday Morning Closure
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Medical Unit and Dispensary will remain closed on Saturday mornings until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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